In the name of God, most Gracious, most Compassionate

In the name of God, most Gracious, most Compassionate
Al-Quran (30:30)

So direct your face toward the religion, inclining to truth. [Adhere to] the fitrah of Allah upon which He has created [all] people. No change should there be in the creation of Allah. That is the correct religion, but most of the people do not know.

فَأَقِمْ وَجْهَكَ لِلدِّينِ حَنِيفًا فِطْرَةَ اللَّهِ الَّتِي فَطَرَ النَّاسَ عَلَيْهَا لَا تَبْدِيلَ لِخَلْقِ اللَّهِ ذَلِكَ الدِّينُ الْقَيِّمُ وَلَكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ
[Al-Imran 3:8] "[Who say], "Our Lord, let not our hearts deviate after You have guided us and grant us from Yourself mercy. Indeed, You are the Bestower."

Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Silliest People, the fools

Fudayl ibn `Iyyaad (rahimahullaah) said:
“Any evil doer can think he is a good person, the ignorant can think of himself as a scholar, the greedy thinks of himself generous, the stupid thinks of himself as intelligent. Life is short and hopes are unlimited, yet many are too dazzled with themselves to see a clear picture for advancement.” 
Adh-Dhahabee (rahimahullaah) commented: “I swear by Allah that Fudayl is right. One is also unjust, yet believes he is the oppressed, eats unlawfully and thinks himself pious, a sinner and thinks himself honest, and seeks knowledge but hasn’t even learned to implement it to his family.” Sifaatus-Sawfah 8/440.
May Allah protect us from being such and we seek refuge in Allah from such people. Ameen. I love these two quotes as they both work as an iman "litmus paper." I usually find that those who ask why trials afflict them are those that believe they are good and do not deserve them. Its only those who believe they are good that are bad. Subhana'Allah, I have to remind myself not to be as such. Allah is so merciful that he really does not give us what we REALLY deserve. If that was so we would all be destroyed. We should ask Allah the most merciful, for his mercy and for his blessings as we are not deserving of such. We can not even thank Allah enough and we can not until we REALIZE that we can not thank Allah enough. ONLY then will we be truly thankful. Anyhow that is all I wanted to share. May we reflect and benefit.